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Meritage - Cincinnati
Meritage - Cincinnati

Meritage - Cincinnati Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meritagecincy.com
  • Phone: (513) 376-8134
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kristie Fowee
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Coral Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Meritage - Cincinnati
Meritage Restaurant is located in the quaint historic district of Glendale, creating a unique ambiance for any occasion. The eclectic menu features fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, specialty sandwiches, and an impressive variety of salads. Each menu item from the salad dressings to the desserts is made in house using only the freshest ingredients. The wine list features wines from around the world that have been personally selected to compliment the menu. The perfect blend of professionalism and warmth provided by the service staff combined with the food and atmosphere makes Meritage a premier dining destination.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "we have eaten here many times and have always had GREAT food and GREAT service. this time was no exception. if you have not gone here you need to make a reservation and GO. Wine list and ambiance are also both very good. You will enjoy, as did we."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The good was great and the service outstanding. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our first time to the restaurant and the service was excellent. Great menu choices, but we had seafood trifecta and lamb chop specials which were wonderful. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My friend and I went to Meritage on a Monday night to spend some time catching up. Our luck it was half price wine night. We had a lovely bottle of Oberon. Delightful service, delicious food. Hearty enough portions that we each took half our dinner home for a leftover lunch. The desserts sounded fabulous (made daily) but we had decided to drink our calories instead. I'll definitely return with my husband. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This was our first dining experience at Meritage and we had a great evening. Our meal was excellent and the waitress took time to explain all specials of the evening and to help make wine selections. We loved everything about our evening and will dine at Meritage again soon."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We were there early on a Saturday evening, and it wasn't crowded yet. We sat in the bar area and had friendly conversations with the staff and other patrons. The food was very good and the service very efficient. It was our first visit, and it won't be our last."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Wonderful spot for a special evening or date. Excellent food and great service. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Another excellent meal - Thai Salmon with rice again cooked perfectly and good size. Creme Brulee was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "A dinner with friends was my second visit to Meritage, and likely my last visit. Crumbs lightly dusted our tabletop-we brushed them aside offering the benefit of doubt and staying open minded. My filet arrived lukewarm, vegetables we even cooler. Flavor was lackluster. Servers were attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We love Meritage - we've been a couple of times and between those in our group ordered many of the menu items and all of them were very well prepared. The service was very good and we love the atmosphere. We are definitely going back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking for somewhere different for our date night. We decided to sit outside as the weather was perfect. We were alone, and although it was crowded inside, our waitress was extremely attentive. The staff were all welcoming and the food was delicious. It was very romantic. We hope to return to hear the music and enjoy seafood night"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great Service, Great Food. We'll return for sure."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Had a great dinner in the bar area with my girlfriend. Server Eric was great. Food was very good and the wine selection was solid. They had live music which had the perfect volume level for this place. Definitely will go back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food was good. Great steaks. Need more variety of salads and deserts. Service was great."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had our Family dinner on Easter Sunday. Everything was delicious and the service was good. The only bad thing was the vibrating floor under our table was quit unnerving."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was our fourth time and something happens every time. This time my wife was served a fish dish with shrimp garnish. We weren't informed about the shrimp and she is very allergic to shellfish. They took the food back to recook but my dish was almost finished by the time her food came back. We never got any bread. Our server tried to take our appetizer away before it was finished (She finally just took it without asking if we were finished) we couldn't get her attention to get another drink. The management/server never gave us a free dessert or a drink or anything to compensate for a not very satisfying service. Food was really good tho."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "THis is a restaurant we have been to 4 times before. Service was slow and food not good and warm inside"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This place is the best! Good food and great service. Each time we are in Cincinnati we make it a point to dine at Meritage."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We went to Meritage to celebrate our anniversary, and noted that in our reservation. When we arrived our table was seet, along with two champagned glasses. We were greeted with "Happy Anniversary" by the manager and the waitress and offered a glass of champgne from the manager. It helped make the occasion special."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Wonderful seafood and outstanding service. Thank you Rhonda!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Thanks to Open Table we decided to try Meritage on a spur of the moment dinner, never having been there before. We were well served by that decision a wedge salad with a vinegerete reduction sauce over the blue cheese dressing was a wonderful twist - the prime rib was wonderful - the baked potato (twice and standard) was wonderful - the bar service (where we ate) was wonderful. The manager actually helped us pick out a wine (on half price night) that was perfect! Meritage will be added to our list of regulars!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "On a busy Thursday night our party of 8 all enjoyed great service,food and live music. Our favorites included a fresh tomato bruschetta topped with shaved parm and balsamic . My veal chop was cooked exactly as requested and how does the chef make that Mac and cheese! A classic creme brûlée topped off the evening of good food and company. We definitely recommend !"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "After 3 or so visits to Meritage, this meal was truly disappointing and not so professionally done for an upscale restaurant. Ordered prime rib dinner, $30. Served on a cold plate. The beef was barely warm and served medium as ordered. We sent it back to reheat, when returned still barely warm but medium well at that point....still on a cold plate. We told our server about it, he apologized. Another server or someone working with him, said she would at least top off the glass of wine. Instead she returned a few minutes later and took the empty wine glass! We will think twice before coming again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We love going to Meritage. The staff is friendly and the place is comfortable, yet upbeat and inviting. Music in the bar area is quite nice. Our favorite place to sit is at the high top tables in the bar area. The one thing missing her is really exceptional food. It's just "ok". The bruschetta is served on really hard toast rounds and it is cold.Would love to see it served on fresh baked bread rounds and warm. The stuffed mushrooms are great and so are the mussels. Need more appetiz.options The scallops are really quite good. The Prime Rib is very good. Need more options that change periodically and are made with really fresh ingredients. Would love to see wine choices improve a bit: add a dry buttery (not oakey or mineral) chardonnay."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had the goat cheese braised filet and a bottle of the Seabiscut Ranch Superfecta on the advice of the manager. One of the best and most unique steaks I've ever had, and the pairing was spot on. Delicious meal in a nice, friendly atmosphere. Date night favorite for foodies and wine lovers."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is not the1st time I have eaten at the Meritage but it may have been the 1st time I had an entree. We felt it was terribly expensive especially considering that we needed to pay addition for a salad. Sandwiches and salads are great but I would probably never order an entree again"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Went to dinner prior to attending 8 pm CSO concert on Sat., 3/15/2014. My mother-in-law enjoyed cream of asparagus soup & grilled ckn tortilla. I had side "Glendale" salad & grilled ckn tortilla substituting mushrooms for onions since they don't agree with me. It was made w/ very tasty Chipotle sauce, but I would probably order it on the side next time. My husband thoroughly enjoyed blue cheese wedge salad & very large pork chop smothered in a sauce which he loved, but I'm sure one could ask to have it served on the side. SERVICE WAS FANTASTIC! All support staff promptly removed plates when finished & kept my water glass filled! I also enjoyed a pomegranate martini which was very fruity & pretty!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We just love Meritage and make a point of going frequently. Menu is varied and interesting with lots of swapping options.Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, especially the bartender/server Cara in the very popular bar. It's just noisy enough! We like a little noise but we also like to converse without screaming across the table. Can't go wrong here - there's nothing not to like about Meritage."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was outstanding from the appetizers to the salads to the Bistro Steak sandwich.....that was outstanding. We will be going back! I enjoyed the selection of local beers available both on draft and in bottles"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Wow, what an experience. The staff is so friendly and accommodating. The food is superb. All the apps are divine, steak superb. This is an outstanding place that does things right. What a wine list too! yes, I will continue to support Meritage."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Had the Bistro Steak Sandwich - cooked perfect med rare. Cheerfully accommodated my friend's request for a substitution on one of the specials. Service impeccable as always!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The mussels are outstanding; the best in the area! The petite filet was done just right and was made just as I requested. I am on a very low sodium diet and the filet was done without salt. I was very pleased. Thanks."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "What a great restaurant, the food and atmosphere is great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great. I wemt on valentines day with my date and we had a great time. The only issue was the service. The place wasn't that busy and our waiter seemed very distracted by other things"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Delightful attention to detail, top notch service and delightful food made for a delightful evening! The special meal for two was also an unexpectedly good value at $55 a couple, but with lots of opportunity to make it your own. We will be coming back to dive into the rest of the menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Met a friend for lunch on two separate occasions. There was a variety of choices on the menu, including some lighter options. Both times the food and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "First time for dinner with my husband after lunching there with a friend weeks ago. Wonderful dining experience. We are appreciative of good food, fresh and well-prepared and of course great service."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "At first I was a bit scared because we went with elderly parents and four kids ages 16 to 7. The place initially looked too nice to bring the kids but we saw a baby in a high chair so I figured we were OK. The menu was diverse - everything from burgers to filet to U10 scallops. Some of the older kids had adult meals, some of the adults had appetizers and a salad. We took home two boxes of left overs! Our bill for 7 people, including two glasses of wine and two cocktails was $160. I thought that was a fabulous price for a great meal. I can't wait to go back! The only negative was that service was a bit slow, esp. with kids at a table! Our waiter seemed to have too many tables assigned to him - and he never asked us for dessert!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Meritage is relatively small but very cozy. The menu is varied from burgers to steals. Everything we had was fresh and delicious. While a bit on the pricey side, the half price bottles of wine made the food prices worth it!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We live only a few miles from Meritage, so we have been there several times. The service is friendly, the wine list is decent and the food is always excellent. I had the pork chop which was cooked well and delicious and my wife had the scallops which were outstanding. We found a reasonably priced, six year old Merlot which was very tasty. All in all, we like it here and have never come away dissatisfied."
    Dined on 1/17/2014